Day in history for January 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago guests of the M And M Railroad to Iowa City returned to Rock Island yesterday and stopped at the Island City Hotel. They represented that the celebration was entirely successful.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The firm of Bamberger And Co. was dissolved. R. Kaufman of Chicago succeeds to the business. H.C. Wivill will also remain.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The medical staff of the St. Anthony's Hospital passed a resolution of appreciation of the action of Matthias Schnell, who on the occasion of his last visit delivered up the first mortgage held by him.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The problem of extending the Rock Island waterworks intake or for building an interceptor sewer for carrying sewage downstream past the city will lie with the description of Col. George Spaulding, the divisional army engineer at St. Louis.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Davenport officials today moved to arrange for additional financing to cover the cost of a second municipal swimming pool to be built in Duck Creek Park.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island police have cited at least 83 persons for failing to obtain wheel-tax stickers. Persons with cars registered in Rock Island were required to purchase the stickers by Dec. 1.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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